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Code Gallery

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Choose from 128 pictures in our Code collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.

SOS message from Titanic Featured Print

SOS message from Titanic

A wireless message received by the Russian steamer Birma from the Titanic about five minutes after Titanic struck the iceberg that sank her. The Titanic is identified by her code letters MGY and the message uses both old distress call letters CQD (Come Quickly Danger) and new, SOS. It reads, "CQD - SOS from M.G.Y. We have struck iceberg sinking fast come to our assistance. Position Lat 41, 46 N., Long 50, 14 W. - MGY." Date: 14th April 1912

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans

World War I spy drawing Featured Print

World War I spy drawing

What appears to be an innocent landscape drawing is in fact a plan of a harbour and its forts. The sketch has been made in accordance with a secret pictorial code known to the government in whose interest they were spying. In this code a windmill for example, would represent a lighthouse; a plantation of trees, a fort; a single farmhouse or cottage, a group of buildings; a group of houses, a town; a church, Admiralty offices or a Town Hall and double lines (ostensibly roads), railway tracks. In the image below, the innocent landscape has been decoded by the enemy for whom the drawing was made Date: 1914

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans

Signalling equipment on the Western Front, WW1 Featured Print

Signalling equipment on the Western Front, WW1

The various instruments used by signallers in transmitting messages on the Western Front during the First World War. In the left hand top corner are the aerial cables conveying telephone or Morse code messages. The lines are laid on the ground or buried near the firing line. Next is the Begbie lamp for flashing Morse code messages. Then two kinds of flags - one white and another blue - for use against light or dark backgrounds. An electric lamp on a tripod stand is used at night. Two types of flap or disc instruments follow. They are opened and shut with the long and short pauses of the Morse code. The one with the three flaps attached to a spring can be attached to a tree or wall. Then comes the much more familiar heliograph with its mirrors, which, of course, require sunshine to transmit messages. Finally, there is a whistle, which can be used for signals with Morse or other code. Date: 1918

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans